Ghost Regiments

Ghost Regiments
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Dealing with the Devil
Parent Formation DCMS
Formed 3033

The brainchild of Theodore Kurita (from an idea given to him by Michi Noketsuna) in the days following the Fourth Succession War, Theodore turned to the undesirables of the Draconis Combine - women, lower classes and the Yakuza - to quickly form new units in the mold of the Federated Commonwealth Corps. While instrumental in the Combine's defense during the War of 3039, the Ghost Regiments ties to the Yakuza oyabun who funded and outfitted them led to questions as to their loyalty among the more traditional members of the DCMS. The Ghost Regiments were disbanded after the Jihad, partly to meet the Combine's disarmament requirements, partly to appease those opposed to Theodore's reforms.


[edit] History

Early in the Jihad the Ghost Regiments obeyed orders and guarded the Federated Suns border. None of the worlds the Ghost regiments were stationed on ever fell into rebellion.[1]

The Ghost Regiments played an active part in Operation SCOUR, the liberation of the Word of Blake Protectorate by the allied coalition, but in the wake of the Jihad the regiments found themselves a low priority for resupply and rebuilding within the DCMS. While the Ghost Regiments were receiving more support and resources than the Legions of Vega, who were receiving nothing at all, the Ghost Regiments were third in line for any support, behind the various regiments of Regulars. Their relegation to such a low status - and, indeed, their assignment to Operation SCOUR and the push on Terra ahead of other units - was due to a combination of suspicions that the Ghost Regiments were in some way supportive of the Black Dragon Society and the constant suspicion that followed the Ghosts because of their criminal origins.[2]

The actions of the Twelfth Ghost Regiment are the reason the Ghost Regiments haven't been disbanded. While on An Ting, the Twelfth gave up their DropShips so that civilians could escape from the deadly bioweapons. The Ghost Regiments use their ties to the yakuza to get their supplies and new recruits. As of 3085 the Ghost Regiments remain on the rolls of the DCMS and guard against the Dragon's foes.[3]

[edit] Units of the Ghost Regiments

Unit 3040 3050 3054 3058 3067 3079 3085 3145
1st Ghost active [4] active [5] active [6] active [7]
2nd Ghost active [4]
(Destroyed in 3052)
3rd Ghost active [4] active [5] active [6]
4th Ghost active [4]
5th Ghost active [8] active [9] active [6] active [7]
(Destroyed in 3068[1]
6th Ghost active [8] active [9] active [6]
7th Ghost active [8] active [5] active [6] active [7]
8th Ghost active [8] active [9]
Unit 3040 3050 3054 3058 3067 3079 3085 3145
9th Ghost active [4]
10th Ghost active [4] active [5] active [6]
(Deserted in 3068)
11th Ghost active [4] active [5] active [6] active [7]
12th Ghost active [4] active [5] active [6]

[edit] Color Scheme and Insignia

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Report: DCMS, p. 15
  2. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 88, "...And Threats Without"
  3. Field Manual: 3085, p. 46
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 20 Year Update, p.41
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Objective Raids, p.27
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Field Manual: Draconis Combine, p. 3
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Field Manual: 3145,p 60
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 20 Year Update, p.42
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Objective Raids, p.28

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